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Drama

From the Claws of Darkness: Restoring Philippine Cinema

BATCH ’81

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BATCH ’81

Directed by Mike De Leon
The 1981 pledge class of Alpha Kappa Omega undergoes the same hazing as countless batches before them: petty…
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THE CROSSING

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THE CROSSING

Directed by Bai Xue
Like countless other Chinese nationals, Peipei crosses the border from Shenzhen to Hong Kong every day, in her…
Masters

FIRST NIGHT NERVES

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FIRST NIGHT NERVES

Directed by Stanley Kwan
It’s the week before opening night of Two Sisters, the anticipated new play starring Yuan Xiuling, returning to…
From the Claws of Darkness: Restoring Philippine Cinema

HIMALA

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HIMALA

Directed by Ishmael Bernal
On the night of an eclipse, Elsa claims to have been visited by the Virgin Mary who vows…
From the Claws of Darkness: Restoring Philippine Cinema

MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

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MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

Directed by Lino Brocka
After moving to Manila for work, Julio’s girlfriend Ligaya has seemingly disappeared. And so, he leaves their island…
Masters

MEMORIES OF MY BODY

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MEMORIES OF MY BODY

Directed by Garin Nugroho
Flipping the conventions of the biopic, MEMORIES OF MY BODY begins with its real-life subject looking straight at…
From the Claws of Darkness: Restoring Philippine Cinema

MORAL

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MORAL

Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Four college friends laugh and smoke like no men are watching, shrugging off the moral strictures that traditionally…
Asia Pop!

PHOTOGRAPH

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PHOTOGRAPH

Directed by Ritesh Batra
Soft-spoken Rafi makes a living snapping photos of posing tourists, including the youthful and educated Miloni. To fend…
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REZA

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REZA

Directed by Alireza Motamedi
Reza struggles to get out of bed because it’s the day of his divorce. In the waiting room…
Asia Pop!

SONG LANG

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SONG LANG

Directed by Leon Le
It’s Saigon in the 80s, and Dung is a man sinking. Abandoned at a young age, Dung is…
Asia Pop!

SWING KIDS

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SWING KIDS

Directed by Kang Hyoung-Chul
In a POW camp teeming with musical dance-offs and political tensions, Roh Ki-soo’s North Korean fervor can barely…
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WAITING FOR SUNSET

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WAITING FOR SUNSET

Directed by Carlo Enciso Catu
Upon their 27th anniversary as a couple, Celso reminds Teresa that he has now surpassed her previous long-term…